Canada has missed every greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction target that has been set prior to its 2030 target. In order to meet our obligations to address climate change, a legal framework is needed to ensure accountability.
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With a federal election approaching this fall, Canada’s political parties are preparing their climate platforms.
Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, is about protecting a remote an ecologically important place from the introduction of a risk that does not currently exist there, namely the introduction of bulk crude oil tanker traffic.
BC communities face a rising tide of climate costs. Prior to the 2018 municipal election, West Coast Environmental Law has produced Climate Law In Our Hands: A Resource for Local Government Candidates.
In July 2018, the federal government published a discussion paper, “Developing a Strategic Assessment of Climate Change,” which proposes key processes and questions to guide an assessment of how to better consider climate in environmental assessments.
This report, released by a coalition of leading Canadian environmental organizations, measures the federal government’s progress toward meeting its platform and mandate commitments on environmental issues across the country.
This submission contains West Coast Environmental Law’s comments on the BC government’s 2018 Policy Intentions Paper on spill preparedness and response in BC.
In the summer of 2017, BC’s new provincial government promised to reform environmental assessment and planning in British Columbia.
West Coast Environmental Law Association was invited to appear as a witness before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities to provide testimony on Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act.
This submission outlines key recommendations from West Coast Environmental Law Association in response to the federal government's